MILWAUKEE – Northwestern Mutual
announced Thursday that Greg Oberland has been named president
of the company effective May 1.
The decision will unite responsibility for sales, marketing and
agencies under one function and it is intended to strengthen the
company’s strategic focus on growing and enhancing its field
force and delivering financial security to clients, according to
Currently, Oberland is executive vice president of products,
sales and marketing and will continue reporting to chairman and
CEO John Schlifske.
“Greg is a respected leader who has done a phenomenal job
bringing our planning and sales processes and product strategies
together,” Schlifske said in a statement. “He also has earlier
experience aligning large complex groups in various parts of the
organization with company strategy. Now we want to draw from his
talent as a corporate leader to build on that and make the
connections among agencies, sales and marketing even tighter.”
Joining the company in 1982 as an attorney, Oberland moved to
the business side five years later. He has had increasing
executive level responsibility for a variety of product line and
operational areas including Disability Income Insurance, Life
Underwriting, Policyowner Services and Information Systems.
In the community, Oberland is on the boards of the United Way of
Greater Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. He and
his wife, Rhonda, have four adult children.
Northwestern Mutual is the marketing name for The Northwestern
Mutual Life Insurance Company, headquartered in Milwaukee, and
its subsidiaries. Northwestern Mutual and its subsidiaries offer
a comprehensive approach to financial security solutions
including: life insurance, long-term care insurance, disability
income insurance, annuities, investment products, and advisory
products and services.